Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Noah's Ark Found In Turkey?
Chinese and Turkish evangelists/explorers claim to have found Noah's Ark atop a Turkish mountain, and are "99.9 percent" sure it is the real deal.
Noah's Ark, according to the Bible, carried the patriarch's family and two of every animal species on Earth through a worldwide flood. The ark rested on Mount Ararat -- and that is where the evangelicals, from Noah's Ark Ministries International, said they have found the wooden specimens. Further, they claim the wood has been carbon dated and found to be 4800 years old, around the same time the ark is said to have existed.
The debate as to the historical validity of Noah's Ark, and the search for its remains, has been going on for many hundreds of years. Was it really possible to build a boat according to the specifications given in the Bible that could hold two of all animal species on Earth? And how to reconcile the Biblical story with geological and biological evidence? While the modern view sees the Noah story, as well as the creation story from the Book of Genesis, as symbolic at best, there are many people who passionately support the literalness and historicity of the Biblical accounts.
Noah's Ark Ministries International is applying to UNESCO to have the archaeological site granted world heritage status.